Tamil Nadu: 3.25 lakh teens inoculated in day 1

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu State Public Health Department announced that on the first day of the vaccine drive for teens aged 15 to 18, the state vaccinated 3,25,288 teenagers in the age group of 15 to 18.

According to a statement released by the state public health department on Monday, Tiruvannalami district vaccinated 22.5 percent of the eligible teen population in the 15-18 age bracket, the most in the state, while Chennai vaccinated only 1.44 percent. The vaccine push was launched by Chief Minister M.K. Stalin at the Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Saidapet, Chennai.

The vaccination campaign will continue, according to the public health service, which is urging youngsters aged 15 to 18 to register on the CoWin site and acquire the vaccine to avoid contracting the disease.

In his message, the Chief Minister urged people to wear masks, keep physical distance, and sanitise and wash their hands regularly to avoid contracting the sickness. He also urged individuals who had not yet received the vaccine to do so right away.

Due to the increased number of cases, Tamil Nadu has already discontinued offline sessions for children up to Class 8, and all preventive measures, such as oxygen beds, have been implemented. The Greater Chennai Corporation has already begun the process of converting the Chennai Trade Centre hall into a medication centre, while Covid screening centres have begun operating in the city as of Monday.

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